FAQ: ‘What is the DigitalGrads Academy?’

Recently you might’ve found yourself asking:
‘What do DigitalGrads actually do?’, ‘What is this mysterious DigitalGrads academy?’ and ‘Is it worth signing up?’

So, today we’ve comprised a handy FAQ page especially for you. From details about the different training programs on offer, to what you can expect from us.

Ultimately, we offer free digital training for recent grads looking to kick-start their career in tech and commercial business. We have training on everything from social media marketing to junior development.

Sound like something you might be interested in? Sign up here, or keep reading…

What is the DigitalGrads Academy?

It’s a free programme that we have devised and tested to help graduates up-skill and get jobs. First, we start by training you via our online training programmes, if you then pass the training and meet our eligibility criteria, we can help you find a permanent digital marketing role.

Once you have passed the training in step 1, we assess your application and then create you a profile in our Hiring Platform and that’s where potential employers come to find interns and employees.

Is the training accredited?

At the moment no.

We are a brand-new business and we are proving the concept of pre-employment training in digital marketing for graduates. We are working on this though. More than anything we think the proof is in the pudding, and so far, we have helped a fair few grads into employment. You can check out what they have to say here>>

How much does the training cost?

The good news is that it’s completely free for recent graduates!

It’s free because we know you come out of uni with a huge debt, and this is the point in your life when you need a break. Think of us as your fairy godmother!

What salary can I expect to earn at the end of the training?

It really depends upon who you go on to work for, and what industry the business operates in. You will be paid no less than the rate of the National Living Wage whilst you are learning during your Internship. Should the employer take you on as a full-time member of staff thereafter, we find that many of our graduates start on salaries of much more than that – usually £20-25k.

Do I need prior experience?

You do not need any previous experience to take the training in the DigitalGrads Academy. Our courses were created to help graduates like you get the skills and experience they need to work in the industry. If you do have some prior work experience – great – you are still more than welcome to take the training.

How many hours a week does the training require?

We recommend you allocate around 5 hours per week for 1-2 weeks.

We will create a personalized training program so you can fit the study in and around your life. Training can be taken an hour at a time, one hour per day, or you can get your head down and get it done over a couple of days if you have the time to do that.

Can I do the training in my own time?

All of the courses can be completed in your own time, at your own pace, whenever you want to do it. All we ask is that you make yourself available for catch-ups with your Mentor and our training organizers.

Can I work in paid employment during the training?

Yes of course. We understand that you need to work to pay the bills just as we do. If you are in full-time work we suggest that you try to allocate an hour a day to the training. We will send you SMS and email reminders with links to the training videos.

To find out more about DigitalGrads and how we can help YOU find a job, click here!

Hopefully, these FAQs have answered most of your questions. If you would like to know anything else please just send us an email to hello@digitalgrads.com.

If you’re ready to get started head on over here to begin training.

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